Design and Technology Skype Interview
On Wednesday 8th October the Lower Sixth Design & Technology IB students were lucky enough to interview over Skype the former CEO of Interface Flooring, John Walker. Interface are a pioneering carpet tile manufacturer that led the way in sustainable production techniques over 25 years ago. Under John’s leadership, they changed from a highly polluting manufacturer that relied heavily on oil-based Nylon into a world leader in ‘cradle to cradle’ manufacturing methods that re-cycled and re-used any waste products to re-make their products as good as new the next time around, hence cutting out any material sent to landfill. As part of the IB course, students study sustainable methods of manufacturing and this was a fantastic opportunity to talk to someone who was so heavily involved in this area. Our thanks go to John for talking to us and inspiring our students to consider these issues in the future.
Mr Greg Holden Head of D&T